Six Monarchs Ranked Nationally As ODU Hosts VCU This Weekend

April 03, 2008
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

April 3, 2008

NORFOLK, VA-- The ODU Baseball Monarchs host the Rams Of Virginia Commonwealth in a three-game CAA series beginning Friday at 7 p.m.

As a team, the Monarchs rank 14th nationally in doubles with 68, 17th nationally in stolen bases with 58 and 29th nationally in sacrifice flies with 15.

Individually, Jimmy Miles is 17th nationally in runs scored per game (1.37), fifth nationally in total runs scored with 38, 16th nationally in total hits 46, and 31st in triples with three. In stolen bases, Miles ranks third nationally with 24, 33rd in bases on balls with 23, and 31st in triples with three.

Chris Keenan ranks 22nd nationally in bases on balls with 24 while Bryan Cipolla is 51st in RBI with 31. Anthony Shawler ranks 16th nationally with 12 doubles, while Max Most and Jimmy Miles rank 50th with ten doubles each.

Pitching has Dan Hudson ranked 15th nationally with 49 strikeouts in 40.2 innings, while Anthony Shawler in 19th with 47 in 41.1 innings of work.

VCU,the defending CAA Tournament Champion is 5-19 overall and 0-8 in the CAA. The Rams are coached by Paule Keyes (ODU'84) ODU, who was the regular season champion and pre-season favorite is 15-13 overall and 7-5 in the CAA.

Saturday will be Alumni Baseball Day at the Bud. Sunday will be Little League Day as youth baseball players wearing their jerseys will be admitted free. There will also be an autograph session with the Monarchs after the game.